Category: life

Opportunities are like sunrises: if you wait too long, you miss them.

Hope begins in the dark: the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work. You don’t give up.

You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can choose not to be disrespected.

Your happiness is the greatest revenge against those people who would love to bring you down.

One day it just clicks. You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that you would never recover. And you SMILE. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become.

Angry is just sad’s bodyguard.

Winners are not people who never fail. Winners are people who never quit.

My whole life I’ve been telling myself, ‘don’t be afraid’. And it is only now that I’m realizing how stupid that is. Don’t be afraid. Like saying, ‘don’t move out of the way when someone tries to punch you’ or ‘don’t flinch at the heat of fire’ or ‘don’t blink’. Don’t be human. I’m afraid and you’re afraid and we’re all always going to be afraid, because that’s the point. What I should be telling myself is ‘be afraid, but do it anyway’. Live anyway.

Your peace is more important than driving yourself crazy trying to understand why something happened the way it did. Let it go.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.